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Samsung Launches Three New Galaxy Tab 3 Tablets

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These tablets have a built-in IR blaster, turning them into remotes.

On Monday Samsung Electronics America introduced three new tablets in the Galaxy Tab 3 family: the 7.0, the 8.0 and the 10.1 measuring 7 inches, 8 inches and 10.1 inches respectively. They will be made available here in the States beginning July 7 costing $199, $299 and $399, priced according to size, with pre-orders starting on Tuesday.

"Samsung’s industry-leading smartphones, Note devices and tablets address consumers’ diverse demands and personal preferences," said Nanda Ramachandran, vice president of emerging business at Samsung Telecommunications America. "The Galaxy Tab 3 portfolio offers consumers more options for tablets that serve as their ultimate smartphone companion, the center of home and on-the-go use, and mobile devices packed with content and services."

Samsung said the Galaxy Tab 7.0 is aimed at consumers who are in the market to purchase a portable tablet with all the features and reliability they need to stay connected. The 8 inch model is thin, lightweight, feature-packed and powerful, making it the ideal portable tablet for on-the-go performance. The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 offers a larger HD screen optimized for entertainment.

"The latest Galaxy Tab family is also SAFE (Samsung for Enterprise), allowing users to work and play with confidence that their photos, emails and contacts are protected," the company said. "The portfolio also includes expandable memory up to 64GB through a microSD card."

The new tablets will be offered in two options: White and a unique Gold Brown. They will also have a built-in IR blaster, turning them into a convenient universal remote. They will also have access to Samsung's WatchON service which recommends TV shows and on-demand content.

The 7 inch model will feature a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for even more storage, a 1024 x 600 resolution and Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean". The 8 inch model bumps up the screen resolution to 1280 x 800, and will include an Exynos 1.5 GHz dual-core SoC, Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean", a 5MP camera on the back (720p video capture), 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and 1.5 GB of RAM.

"New for the Galaxy Tab family of devices is Samsung’s Multi-Window functionality," the company said. "Following the popularity of the feature on Note devices, Multi-Window comes to the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. Offering true PC-like multi-tasking, consumers can use two apps side-by-side, with support up to 20 applications, including Polaris Office, Google Chrome and Facebook."

As for the 10.1 inch model, the tablet will have Intel's Atom Z2560 1.6 GHz dual-core SoC, a 1280 x 800 resolution, a 5MP camera on the back (720p video capture), 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and only 1 GB of RAM (go figure).

The three new Galaxy Tab 3 tablets will be available for purchase from major retailers nationwide on July 7 with pre-sales beginning June 25.

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    house70 , June 25, 2013 11:06 AM
    I think the 8 inch model makes most sense.
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    back_by_demand , June 25, 2013 11:10 AM
    Wow, not a single word about the huge release of Windows 8 and dual-boot tablets at the same time, this is biased gutter journalism at its very worst
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    Cun Con , June 25, 2013 11:40 AM
    Samsung releases products like toys...everyday. Users are totally confused with the selections...a mass of galaxy products.
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    sbudbud , June 25, 2013 11:48 AM
    The Galaxy tab 3 10-inch version is running an intel processor, how hard/easy would it be to port windows 8 to it, if at all possible...
    At a 399 price point the 10 inch tabe is totally not worth it.
    The Nexus 10 is basically better in ever way cept the fact it has no microsd slot and I think a smaller battery....
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    Au_equus , June 25, 2013 12:18 PM
    The S4 has a 1920x1080 resolution. What gives? battery life?
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    sbudbud , June 25, 2013 12:31 PM
    The S4 has a 1920x1080 resolution. What gives? battery life?

    it also has a 5 inch display, but that's besides the point.
    I dont know the reason why they wouldnt put a higher resolution display, I guess they dont want it to cannibalize the sales of their windows tablets?? Again the Nexus 10 has a 2560x1600 display and its $399 @ 16gb.
    Simply makes no sense at all
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    halcyon , June 25, 2013 12:55 PM
    The low screen resolutions across the board and yester-year RAM configurations are dealbreakers. Asus' upcoming Transformer Infinity refresh seems appropriately outfitted (2560 x 1600 w/2GB RAM and some quick processor). While I wish Samsung the best of luck moving these new units they won't be getting my tablet monies.

    I'm thinking Samsung may have some legal agreement with Apple not to release nicely spec'd tablets for a certain amount of time. Sounds stupid but it would help explain things.
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    Au_equus , June 25, 2013 12:59 PM
    The S4 has a 1920x1080 resolution. What gives? battery life?
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    back_by_demand , June 25, 2013 3:46 PM
    That Nexus 10 has lost the crown for rez
    3200x1800 on a 13.3" screen and Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 dual OS
    Why is this story not running on Tom's?
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    spiritmn77 , June 25, 2013 8:27 PM
    Samsung 7: 1024 x 600 resolution=Lame